‘THE GENIUS OF Renaissance Italy was not all spent in art and literature. Quite as much went into politics, never more so than among the heavyweight politicians of Medicean Florence,’ writes Lauro Martines, former Professor of European History at the University of California, in his superb account of the Pazzi plot of April 1478 to overthrow the ruling family of that city, the Medici.
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